MORE-CONNECT: Development and advanced prefabrication of innovative, multifunctional building envelope elements for MOdular REtrofitting and CONNECTions

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General Description

MORE-CONNECT project objective is to develop and demonstrate technologies and components for prefabricated modular renovation elements in five geo-clusters in Europe. This includes prefabricated durable, innovative, modular composed building envelope elements for the total building envelope for the renovation market, including the prefab integration of multifunctional components for climate control, energy-saving, building physics and aesthetics, with advanced easy to use plug&play connections (mechanical, hydraulic, air, electric, prefab airtight joints).

MORE-CONNECT offers tailor-made renovation concepts, from a standardised industrialised manufacturing and assembly process, in a one-shop-stop concept to the end-user, with a nearly zero energy performance of the total modular renovation concepts, a maximum return on investment of less than 8 years and a limitation of the total renovation time of 5 days. The concept offers performance guarantees for individual energy use and the quality of the indoor environment. Product innovation includes the selection of sustainable materials and sustainable detailing. A specific feature is the development of Plug&Play connection of modular components. Smart combinations of components and executions ensure extra performances for NZE concepts, a healthy indoor environment, safety, and accessibility. Components communicate by integrated (wireless) sensors and control components for performance diagnostics and control. Process innovation will be achieved by the use of advanced geomatics to make inventories of buildings.

Web-based tools will link building characteristics, building (energy) potentials, and end-users demands to program requirements. This will be processed in BIM systems for the steering industrial process and enhanced quality control. This makes it possible to make tailor-made solutions for individuals, in mass production (n =1 series). Business models and advanced energy services (one-stop-shop) will be developed for each geo cluster.

Main language(s): English
Funding Program(s): Horizon 2020
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